Huawei Honor View 20 is the flagship smartphone with a hole in the display. The device is equipped with a progressive dual camera as well as a strong technical base. The presentation of the device took place on 26 December 2018.

Appearance and ergonomics

Huawei honor view 20 had a very stylish case, made of glass and metal. The front has a large edge-to-edge display protected by the tempered glass of 2.5 D. there are no “bangs” and “chins”, as the screen occupies almost 92% of the area of the front panel. Innovation in design has been the emergence of a small hole in the upper left corner, where is the front photo module. And the earpiece is almost at the top. All navigation buttons are present on the display itself.

The back side is made of glass. Horizontal unit with a camera and LED flash complemented by a second module, which is located nearby. Below, a fingerprint scanner, and there is also a logo. It is noteworthy that the light back of the case original shimmers, displaying the letter V. the Top face acquired a headphone jack, secondary microphone and a slot for the SIM card. The bottom end is equipped with the main microphone, connector USB Type-C and multimedia speaker.

The frame is made of metal, and its coating is matte. This makes it comfortable to take the phone in hand, even though it is replete with glass elements. If you are afraid to break or damage your smartphone in a protective case. The gadget looks very impressive, especially in Sunny weather or in bright artificial lighting. Available colors: magic, night black, sea blue, phantom blue and red. Dimensions: height — 156,9 mm, a width of 75.4 mm, thickness 8.1 mm, weight — 180 g


In Honor View 20 is a 6.4-inch screen with minimal framework. The display has got aspect ratio of 19.25:9, and the resolution 2310 x 1080 pixels. Here we use the contrast matrix IPS, which shows very rich colors. The viewing angles are close to the maximum possible. The picture stands out and good detail. Minimum brightness level gives you the opportunity comfortable for the vision to use a smartphone in the dark. In the sun the screen behaves average. Factory calibration is performed are not the best way, since the color temperature is too high. Therefore, it is recommended to adjust the color to achieve the perfect result.


The flagship honor view 20 has at its disposal a powerful OCTA core Kirin processor 980, implemented for 7-nm process. He is not only a Quad-core cluster (Cortex-A55) with a clock frequency of 1800 MHz but also got four high-performance Cortex-A76. The maximum frequency of the chip reaches 2600 MHz. There is a dedicated unit NPU. Includes a graphics accelerator Mali-G76 MP10. The device is available in several versions: with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of ROM, or with 8 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB built-in file storage. There is support for memory cards (microSD) with a volume of up to 400 GB.

Inside the gadget is a rechargeable battery, the capacity of which is 4000 mAh. Thanks to the SuperCharge device can be fully charged in 1.5 hours, or at 55% for half an hour. In this case, the battery is discharged in a balanced mode of use is approximately 1.5 days. 9.0 supports Android as a smartphone operating system. But the OS itself seriously modified with the help of a Magic shell UI 2.0.

The AnTuTu test shows a great result — about 315000 points. The machine copes with any tasks and makes it the most easily. There is headroom for another few years. The user can run the game on the extreme level of graphics settings. In this regard, especially helps GPU Turbo 2.0, which effectively accelerates 3D accelerator. And thanks to the copper pipe chipset does not overheat even after long gaming sessions. There is support YOYO — branded voice assistant.

Communication and sound

External speaker Huawei Honor View 20 is really ringing. At maximum volume, it is no problem to hear even from another room or an adjacent room. The sound in the headphones is good enough. Here can find fault with the MIDs, but otherwise no serious problems. The earpiece leaves a positive impression from their work.

Using the Link function Turb there is a possibility to upload files not only via LTE networks but also Wi-Fi. And loading is carried out using two types of wireless networks at the same time. The gadget is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and the HD aptX codec, USB Type-C, NFC, infrared port, and the enhanced navigation system (GLONASS, QZSS, A-GPS, GALILEO and BDS). There is support for two cards Nano-SIM.


In Huawei honor view 20 is advanced 48-megapixel camera Sony IMX586 aperture of 1.8 and led flash. The main sensor is complemented by a 3D TOF sensor. So the camera can calculate the distance to the object in the frame, and measure the depth. A hybrid system autofocus and electronic image stabilization. There is active support of artificial intelligence. Video free to record in 4K resolution (30 fps). The mobile device has a 25-megapixel front camera with HDR mode and an aperture of 2.0.


Huawei Honor View 20 — extremely fast and very beautiful smartphone, which starts from $ 500. This unit is not only the most equipped in terms of iron but also received a number of unique technologies. Stands out the Kirin processor 980 and a Sony sensor IMX586.


  • Unusual and striking appearance.
  • High-quality frameless display.
  • Powerful camera from Sony.
  • A very high performance.
  • There’s NFC, USB Type C and a headphone Jack.


  • Voice assistant is not very well optimized.
  • Slippery body.
  • Not the best screen calibration.

Technical characteristics Huawei Honor View 20

General characteristics
Model Huawei Honor View 20 — global version,
Huawei Honor V20 version for China
Date of announcement and start of sales December 2018 / December 2018
Dimensions (LxWxH) 156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm.
Weight 180 g
Available colors black, Navy blue, phantom blue and red
Operating system Android 9.0 (Pie) + Magic UI 2.0
The number and type of SIM cards two Nano-SIM, dual standby
Standard connection to 2G networks GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 — SIM 1 & SIM 2
Connection standard 3G networks HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
The communication standard 4G networks LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Work with operators MTS, Beeline, MegaFon, Tele2, Yota
Data transfer
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
NFC there
Infrared port there
Processor OCTA core HiSilicon Kirin 980
(2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor Mali-G76 MP10
Internal memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
Ports and connectors
USB 3.1, Type-C reversible connector 1.0, USB On-The-Go
3.5 mm jack there
The memory card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
Display type capacitive touch screen, IPS LCD, 16M colors
Screen size 6.4 inches (~85.7% of the front surface of the device)
Screen resolution 1080 x 2310, 398 PPI
Display protection A 2.5 D glass
The main camera 48 MP (f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8 µm, PDAF) + TOF stereo 3D camera
The functionality of the main camera LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, (gyro-EIS)
Front camera 25 MP (f/2.0), HDR, video record 1080p@30fps
Light yes
Approximation yes
Gyro yes
Compass yes
Hall no
Accelerometer yes
Barometer no
The fingerprint scanner yes
Type and capacity of the battery Li-Po 4000 mAh
Battery mount fixed
Standard Kit Honor 20 View: 1
USB cable: 1
Paperclip to eject the sim tray: 1
Protective silicone back case: 1
user Manual: 1
Warranty card: 1
Charger: 1
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